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healthcare. >>> cancellations are piling up at the airports. there are 124 delays across the country. the faa and airlines say the delays are the result of budget cuts and furloughs forced by the federal sequester. yesterday more than 1,200 flights were delayed. about 10% of the faa's air traffic controller's work force were required to take an unpaid day off. joining me now, the president and chief executive of airlines for america. thank you for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> i've seen a couple of reports disputing whether these delays we saw yesterday were normal. some allegedly weather-related. as i understand it, you believe. >> not all of them are because of the sequester. we're keeping as close track as we can based on the information from the faa. which are sequester-related and which are not. the point is these delays are increasing today as we speak and we think will continue based upon the fax's forecast to snow ball as time goes on. >> can you give me a percentage, at least today, for example? i said there are about 1,200 flights delayed. do we know what percentage you believe were canc
for more flight delays triggered by the sequester. some of the busiest airports fell behind schedule. faa furloughs went into effect leaving fewer air traffic controllers on the job and we have more from abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: the delays piled up in charlotte. waits up to 75 minutes at baltimore washington and at all three new york airports. >> when you have cuts like this, it's not good. it's one of the very few jobs, i think, that should not have one. >> reporter: the faa didn't mince words, blaming most of the backlog on federal budget cuts. the agency said, the crunch forced it to furlough its air traffic controllers one day every other week. it saves the agency nearly $640 million, but the faa says it could cost travelers 90-minute delays on 6,700 flights every day. and the early numbers show delays at baltimore washington anew york's laguardia, spiking fourfold over last monday. part of that could be weather related. but at other airports like philadelphia, not much change. to see for ourselves, we boarded a flight in miami for orlando. here's the confusing thing. the fligh
: the faa releasing a statement saying it will quote, be working with the airlines and using a comprehensive set of air traffic management tools to minimize the delays and impacts of lower staffing as we move into the busy summer season. do you find that reassuring? i'm not sure i do. good morning stuart. stuart varney from the fox business network. stuart couldn't we move money over from consultants and grants to help folks out in the control tower? >> let me spell out what we're talking about. $500 million this year for consultants. $474 million in wrapts grants to make communities more liveable and sustainable. obvious, question, martha, take some money out of the consultants bucket and put it into air traffic controlsers bucket to avoid delays. president says can't do that. i don't have the flexibility to target nonessentials. can't do it. so the republicans introduced a bill that would specifically give the president that flexibility, to avoid this pain. he threatened to veto it. that's where we stand this morning. more cuts are coming. more delays are coming. the president does not wan
on planes. it wants more input. flight attendants and air marshals have slammed the plan. >>> the faa and airlines say it is partly because of the sequester forced furloughs. 400 flights were cancelled yesterday. more than a typical monday. >>> and the suspect who replaced osama bin laden was captured. he was been on the run. the former elementary school teacher is wanted on child pornography charges. >>> and day three of the hearing for the man accused of sending ricin raced letters. ricin was not found at his home. >>> at least 22 deaths are being blamed on the bird flu in china. and you might need to be 21 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes if you go to a new york city soon. mayor bloomberg wants to raise the age for buying tobacco products. federal law says the limit is 18. vo: bold helps you re-imagine building castles, oceans, and lagoons in the place we call home. bold is where everyone comes to play. starting our day off with a good dance and singing us to sleep at night. coloring our lives in ways only bold can do. it's no wonder bold will make your reality, a dream. you m
travel season. delays at laguardia, newark, charlotte. the faa on monday blamed staffing and weather and says staffing challenges at regional centers led to ground delays and more spacing between flights around the country. it's the first time the public has felt the impact of across the board budget cuts from the sequester. >> it's already bad enough when they have their regular delays so i can't imagine being stuck here for three hours and not knowing what's going to be next. >> in certain places i believe cutbacks should not be happening. >> i think it's horrible. there's enough problems dealing with delays and security and weather and other things when you're flying. i think they should furlough the president and congress. >> reporter: the faa claims it had no choice but to put 15,000 controllers on unpaid furloughs, which means 10% fewer of them working each day. the agency said that could mean delays of 3 1/2 hours in atlanta, more than 2 hours in chicago, and 1:20 in laguardia. the airlines are furious and argue there are other places to cut. >> the air traffic controllers hav
in sunday for nearly 50,000 employees. the faa is required to cut $637 million from its budget by the end of september. >>> and at least another inch of rain is expected today in parts of an already flood-ravaged midwest. at least six rivers in northern illinois have surged to record levels and thousands of residents have been displaced. the governor declared 44 counties disaster areas. missouri's governor has also declared a state of emergency. >>> and some momentary shock today after this a.p. tweet was posted, claiming, quote, two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured. it turns out that the a.p. account was hacked and the erroneous tweet was taken down minutes later. the dow plunged more than 100 points on the news but quickly regained the losses once it was deemed false. a group known as the syrian electronic army has claimed responsibility for this tweet. an fbi spokesperson tells cnn the fbi is now investigating that hack. wolf? >> lisa sylvester, thanks very >> lisa sylvester, thanks very much. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> new images of the shootout
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